June 29, 2015 / 12:09 PM / 2 years ago

Number of Britons killed in Tunisia attack likely to rise to 30: PM spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia last Friday has risen to 18 from 15 and the final death toll is likely to increase to around 30 people, a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Tourists pay their respects in front of a makeshift memorial at the beach near the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

“We have now confirmed 18 British nationals killed and we expect that number to rise further ... and it’s likely to be around 30,” the spokeswoman told reporters.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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